Yu-Gi-Oh! is a 1998 Japanese anime television series produced by Toei Animation and Bandai based on chapters 1-59 of the manga of the same name written by Kazuki Takahashi. The series aired on TV Asahi between April 4, 1998, and October 10, 1998. An animated film based on the series was released in Japanese theatres on March 6, 1999. The opening theme is "A Cry of Thirst" by Field of View whilst the ending theme is "Even If You Break Tomorrow" by Wands. The series was followed by a different adaptation produced by Nihon Ad Systems and Konami, Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters, which began airing in 2000. Fans outside of Japan have dubbed this series as "Yu-Gi-Oh! Season Zero."
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S01 E01Apr 3, 1998
The Furious Battle - A Shadow Game Apr 3, 1998 A boy named Yugi Mutou solves the Millennium Puzzle which turns in into the "King of Games".
S01 E02Apr 10, 1998
The Devil Gamer - The Trap of Hell Apr 10, 1998 A criminal escapes from jail and takes Anzu as a prisoner. Yugi shows his other self by using the Millennium Puzzle as he challenges the criminal to a Shadow Game in order to get Anzu back.
S01 E03Apr 17, 1998
Clash! The Strongest Monster Apr 17, 1998 Seto Kaiba is a new student in Yugi's class and he is also a Duel Monsters (a card game) expert. After he steals the Blue-Eyes White Dragon from Yugi's grandfather, Yugi challenges him to a duel where the cards are real. The game remains a tie and Yugi gets his grandpa's card back.
S01 E04Apr 24, 1998
Theft! The Super Legendary Rare Watch Apr 24, 1998 Honda buys a watch for Miho and he gets lucky because he gets the last one. When a guy that collects watches sees that there aren't anymore, he steals the watch from Miho only to be stopped by Dark Yugi right in time. Yugi challenges him to a Shadow Game for the watch as the watch collector loses and Yugi returns the watch to Miho.
S01 E05May 1, 1998
Now Revealed!! Yugi's Secret May 1, 1998 A man from ancient Egyptian comes at the museum where he sees Yugi with the Millennium Puzzle. He travels in Yugi's mind to see if the puzzle really belongs to Yugi. In there, Dark Yugi challenges him to a game where the man from Egypt must find the real door which has the Millennium Puzzle in it. In the end, the man from Egypt loses and he tells Dark Yugi that he really is the owner of the Millennium Puzzle.
S01 E06May 8, 1998
Desperate Situation!! The Hot Friendship Showdown May 8, 1998 Shadi, the man from Egypt, challenges Yugi to a Shadow Game, with Anzu's life as the prize.
S01 E07May 15, 1998
The Underhanded Digital Pet Rebellion May 15, 1998 The popularity of Digital Pets leads to a contest, and Honda trains Miho's pet, so they can take the paid trip. Meanwhile, Yugi is worried for his friend Haiyama, who seems to be pressured into some shady business by the bullying Kujirada. But all is not what it seems...